Peter Godsoe

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Peter Cowperthwaite Godsoe
Born (1938-05-02) May 2, 1938 (age 76)
Toronto, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater University of Toronto
Harvard School of Business
Occupation businessman
Known for President, Chairman and Chief executive officer of the Bank of Nova Scotia from 1992 to 2003
Spouse(s) Shelagh
Children Craig, Eden, Cynthia
Awards Order of Canada
Order of Ontario

Peter Cowperthwaite Godsoe, BSc, MBA, OC OOnt[1] (born May 2, 1938) is a Canadian businessman and former President, Chairman and Chief executive officer of the Bank of Nova Scotia from 1992 to 2003. He is a member of the board of directors of multiple corporations, and serves as the Chairman of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and Sobeys.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of J. Gerald "Gerry" and Margaret (Cowperthwaite) Godsoe, he received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Toronto and a MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is also a Chartered accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (post-nominal FCA). He joined the Bank of Nova Scotia in 1966 as a bank teller.

He was the Chancellor of the University of Western Ontario from 1996 to 2000.

In 2001, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2002, he was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame. In 2004, he was made an honorary Commander of the Order of Jamaica.

He has received honorary degrees from University of King's College (1993), Concordia University (1995), University of Western Ontario (2001), and Dalhousie University (2004).

He is married to Shelagh and they have three children: Craig, Eden and Cynthia.

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  1. ^ "29 Appointees Named To Ontario's Highest Honour". Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. 2010-01-25. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Reva Gerstein
Chancellor of the University of Western Ontario
1996–2000
Succeeded by
Eleanor Clitheroe